Man drowns in Skykomish River near Eagle Falls

INDEX — An 18-year-old man drowned Monday in the Skykomish River near Index. The man had gone fishing with friends in the Eagle Falls area… Continue reading

Skykomish River drowning victim ID’d

Officials have identified a man who drowned in the Skykomish River near Index on July 1. Ramon M. Quincey, of Startup, was 18,… Continue reading

Hiker with broken leg rescued near Index

An injured hiker was flown by a sheriff’s helicopter to an Everett hospital Friday evening after he suffered a broken leg near Lake… Continue reading

Crews work on unsafe tree in Index park

We were out on a photo shoot recently and on the way home a great photo opportunity was right in front of us at Doolittle… Continue reading

Opponents out in droves against proposed mini-dam

If anybody is in favor of a mini-dam proposed on the Skykomish River, they were hard to find this week. Vocal public opinion,… Continue reading

No charges filed in hit-and-run death of Index man

Prosecutors have declined to file charges in the Aug. 4, 2012, hit-and-run accident that took the life of Stacey Broyles, 47, of Index.… Continue reading

Two county fire districts seek voter approval for levies

Two Snohomish County fire districts are asking voters to approve levies in August for emergency medical services. In Snohomish, the levy pays for… Continue reading

Those who pushed for Wild Sky Wilderness celebrate its 5-year mark

Five years later, Wild Sky is still wild. This was precisely the goal of the people who pushed for the creation of the… Continue reading

Take a beautiful (if icy) hike to Lake Serene

The trip to Lake Serene has everything you could want in a hike. There are waterfalls, views of towering peaks and beautiful mossy forests. There’s… Continue reading

Man who died in U.S. 2 crash ID’d

The driver who died in a head-on crash on U.S. 2 east of Index Saturday has been identified as a Federal Way man.… Continue reading

Crash on U.S. 2 is county’s 3rd fatal pursuit since May

A high-speed police chase that ended in the death of a Skykomish man Monday night along U.S. 2 near Index was the third… Continue reading

Driver who died fleeing police had previous DUIs

A suspected drunken driver who crashed and died while fleeing from police on U.S. 2 near Index on Monday night already had seven… Continue reading

Helicopter rescues stranded hiker near Index

A rescue helicopter flew a hiker to safety Wednesday after he became stranded on a ledge near Merchant Peak more than five miles… Continue reading

Witnesses to fatal pursuit sought

A driver who crashed and died while fleeing from police along U.S. 2 near Index on Monday night reportedly drove off the road… Continue reading

Man killed in U.S. 2 crash after police pursuit

A 55-year-old Skykomish man died and U.S. 2 was closed Monday night after a four-car crash involving two Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies. The collision was… Continue reading

Coalition’s tireless battle to make U.S. 2 safer is paying off

The highway has been his livelihood and his nemesis. It has taken four close friends he admired — his former administrative aide and… Continue reading

Landslide temporarily strands residents near Index

A landslide on Mt. Index River Road overnight Tuesday caused traffic closures, power outages and other problems that were expected to persist into… Continue reading

39th District House candidates focus on education spending

Candidates seeking a state House or Senate seat in the 39th district say they’ve set their sights on improving mental health care, reducing drug abuse… Continue reading

Plan would re-route part of flood-damaged road near Index

Snohomish County hopes to start rebuilding a portion of Index-Galena Road within a couple of years to fix damage from an election-day flood… Continue reading

Semi plunges off cliff

INDEX - Workers pulled a mangled semi-truck and trailer from the Skykomish River on Tuesday that had plunged over a 150-foot cliff, leaving the driver… Continue reading